About the Instructor

Nōweo Kai is from Kaimuki. Both of her parents are from O‘ahu, and grandparents from O‘ahu and Hawai‘i Island. She loves Hawai‘i’s natural and cultural history, has worked in education and Hawaiian plant conservation, and aims to stay teachable. Nōweo is a graduate of UH Mānoa Botany Department, and is now working as Curator for the UH Campus Arboretum.

For inquires, the instructor can be reached at her work phone (808) 498-6395 or by email nkai@hawaii.edu.

Midsummer (6/13 – 7/22/22)
MWF, 2:30-4:30pm

This course highlights plants on campus: their origin, status in Hawai‘i, diagnostic characteristics, and cultural and economic uses. At the conclusion of this experiential course, students should be able to recognize on sight and identify by common and botanical name approximately 100 plants on campus and be able to describe their origin, use and environmental tolerances. Class meeting location: St. John Botany Garden; plus one field trip to Lyon Arboretum Wednesday, July 6, 1:00-4:30pm.

The class will be limited to ten students to enable social distancing and other safety protocols.

Updated 05/28/2022